Connecting Campus To Community

Chattanooga, TN

April 7, 2018

Welcome to the Inaugural ML5K Race!

Our Vision

The Inaugural ML5K Race is brought to you by the Graduate Student Association of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as part of our effort to create sustainable programs that provide opportunities to connect graduate students across disciplines, campuses, and communities.

Our Mission

In honor of the rich legacy which the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga shares with the MLK Community, all proceeds from this year's race will be put toward the first Graduate Student Diversity Endowment, which will provide an annual scholarship to a minority student exhibiting academic excellence and a commitment to community service.

From the Race Director

Hello runners! 

I hope that you will join us for our inaugural race on April 7, 2018. UTC and Chattanooga are blessed to have a rich and diverse history, and I have a passion for providing opportunities in higher education for the entire community. I could not be more excited to contribute to a scholarship that recognizes the diversity of our students and the value that they bring to our campus and our community through their academic achievements and service. 

Please also allow me to thank all of the committee members who have worked diligently to provide the best experience for everyone on race day, our volunteers who selflessly work on race day to make our event a success, and our sponsors who make this race possible for so many students, for their continued support and enthusiasm for this race!  

We look forward to hosting all of our participants for a successful race this year and many years to come.

See you on race day!

Lindsay Cast, GSA Philanthropy Chair and Race Director

Participant Information

Registration Open

We are looking forward to a phenomenal turnout this year, so follow the link below to register today!

Course Map

Runners will make two laps on a route that encompasses both the University and the MLK District. Follow the link below to see the race route.

Packet Pickup

We are providing several opportunities for participants to pick up their race packets, but we definitely recommend checking out our Friday night music festival!

Hotel Accomodations

We have special event rates at two downtown hotels to make your stay in Chattanooga comfortable. If you are a hotelier and would like to be listed here, please contact us at

Event Parking

There will be ample parking at multiple locations for the event. Everything will be clearly marked so please follow the directions of the attendants. We look forward to seeing you!


Follow the link below for answers to some of the more common questions we receive. If we have not answered your specific question, please email us at

Our Partners

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out!

UTC Graduate Student Association

615 Mccallie Avenue, Race Hall 103-A1, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, United States